Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment Efforts to 'American Revolution'
House Speaker tells crowd 'the times have found us'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) compared the Democrat-led impeachment effort against President Donald Trump to the 'American Revolution.'
Pelosi told a crowd at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum that “the times have found us.”
The House speaker, who announced a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump last month, delivered a speech at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum, then quoted Thomas Paine, comparing impeachment to the American Revolution.
“Now at the beginning of our country – Mr. Chairman, I know you’ve heard me say this many times, so forgive me – beginning of our country, Thomas Paine said this is the dark days of the Revolution. He said that times have found us,” she stated.
“The times have found us,” she continued.
“We think the times have found us now– you, Mr. Chairman, everyone in this room who sacrificed their time, resources, and the rest," she added.
"No need to be here but to be there for our candidates so that we can make a better future,” Pelosi continued.
“None of us came to Congress to impeach a president. Not anybody, not anybody. That’s not what we are about,” she said.
“But we did take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic.”
But Pelosi's claim that Democrat lawmakers came to Congress without the intention of impeaching the president is false.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) vowed to introduce new legislation that would lead to Trump's impeachment before the night she became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tlaib yelled to a cheering crowd in January, “we’re gonna impeach the mother***er” about President Trump.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on Real America with Jorge Ramos last year, just before she took office, and called impeachment a “no-brainer.”
“I mean, yeah. To me, it’s a no-brainer,” Ocasio-Cortez told Ramos.
Well, I believe that he has violated the law. Violated potentially many laws, whether it’s the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution because he keeps his businesses open that foreign actors kind of participate in financial transactions with.
Whether it’s what we are seeing with potentially illegal buyouts of the campaign, you know, FEC violations of women that he is trying to silence.
But despite the impeachment push, Trump's approval rating soared to its highest level this year.
The new figures show a 2-point increase from a Sept. 11-12 poll, and a 2-point decrease from its previous peak of 51 percent last August, according to the Hill-HarrisX survey released on Wednesday.